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♪ tricky dickey from yorba linda ♪ ♪ it's tricky dickey from yorba linda ♪ 40 years ago this summer, richard nixon's presidency was unraveling and for the first time we are hearing a final batch of secret audiotapes that led to his fall. >> on those tapes we hear the phone calls he received after his first major national address on the watergate scandal. among them calls from two future presidents. abc's john donvan has been listening. >> reporter: april 30th, 1973. >> good evening. >> reporter: a night richard nixon needed friends. and then. >> hello? mr. president? >> reporter: a call from a future president, ronald reagan. the secret phone recording system kicks in. >> hello, ron, how are you? >> not so good really. 16 months before the end. nixon announced resignations of close aides implicated in watergate. sacrificed to save him.
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reagan says -- >> for whatever it's worth, we're still behind you out here and i wanted you to know that you are in our prayers. >> reporter: nixon comes back with a compliment. >> i so appreciate your calling and give my greatest love to nancy. how'd you ever marry such a pretty girl? good god! >> i'm lucky. >> you're lucky. >> reporter: then another future president calls. >> george bush is on the phone. >> hello? hello? >> mr. president? >> that's h.w. bush. he had seen the speech, too. >> i really was proud of you, and my golly, i know it was tough and i just wanted to till you that. >> reporter: this time nixon sounds anxious to wrap up. >> this is going to come through good. >> okay, boy. >> a lot of people are rooting for you. >> how good of you to call. >> reporter: the tapes would
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spell the end of nixon in office despite what ronald reagan said when they wrapped up. >> ron, it's damn nice of you to call. >> this, too, shall pass. >> reporter: it did not. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> amazing, hearing the tapes knowing what is eventually going to happen. he is in the middle of it. april 30th, 1973, and he resigned on august 8th, 1974. still over a year to go. year and a half to go from that moment. >> i'm sure after all of that. he thought maybe i am in the clear. >> yes. exhale. no. >> not at all. also, hearing tiny snippets of this. this apparently posted by national archives and record administration, 340 hours long. >> i still to this day wonder why in the world were the tapes in existence. would you want those tapes? apparently he knew about them. >> he knew about them. >> 700 hours remain sealed for national security reasons. >> over 1,000 hours of recorded conversations we have. somewhere. >> tapes under the desk. please turn them off. >> still to come, a "world news now" catwalk. >> hmm. we're going to make a back-to-school shopping spree a
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little easier with some cool new fashions from macy's. and ahead in our next half hour, there's still a few weeks left for summer vacation. leaving your home unattended can be stressful. we have good tips to burglar-proof your house. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ back back to school ♪ it is that time of year millions of kids across the country ready to hit the books, but first they will be hitting the stores. this morning a glimpse of some of the hottest back-to-school trends we can expect to see in the classroom this year. joining us macy's vice president, fashion director, stephanie nielhausen. welcome back. my daughter going into fifth grade. went shopping for her school clothe tuesday. popular segment. everybody around the country doing it. we have a little show. gus from first grade. our first model.
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let's bring him out. tell us all about what he is wearing. come on out, gus. don't be shy. come on out. come on out. you look great. >> doesn't he? >> i like the sneakers a lot. tell us about it. >> absolutely. gus is representing one of the most important trends for fall. it's about utility. it's about camouflage. about cargo pocket details. utility details. so, to your point, loving his little top sneakers. >> give it to me. i will wear it. >> cargo pants from epic threads as well as his little t-shirt. >> big pockets are awesome. >> buffalo jacket. cotton coating. >> too cool, too cool for school. i'm telling you what. >> you stole my words. >> gus, you are out of here. very nice. you look great. >> look great. >> sydney next. going into third grade. come on out, sydney. hey, how cute. >> so sydney is looking rocker chic. >> she is. like a motorcycle girl.
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>> absolutely. here the trend is all about leather or pleather in this case. luxurious look of leather, right. loving her moto jacket. the fun detail, the ruffle idea. mixed media skirt. denim with little leather. peeking out. then she is ready to take her jacket off. guess what's on the back? the lace. >> nice. >> isn't that great? lace overlay. all fabric mixing. >> sydney, a great model. professional moves here. >> absolutely. also about the pop of red. thank you, sydney. >> working it. we have tave next. come on out. going into sixth grade. tell us about tave. >> absolutely. tave also is actually sporting the utility look. >> cool look. >> we love it. here we have a jacket from levi's in camouflage, distressed denim. also a shirt from nike. can you open your jacket, tave. the metallic letters. then converse sneakers. >> some converse.
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the outfit i was wearing way back when going into sixth grade. >> funny you say that. we say this is the look for celebrities, musicians and also middle schoolers. right. >> thank you, tave. >> thank you, appreciate it. next up we have brianna, going into 11th grade. come on out, brianna. very beautiful. look at brianna. tell us about her. >> absolutely. sporting a look from mason jules, one of our exclusive brands at macy's. here is about print and pattern mixing. loving this colorblock sweater over a dot knit tee. and then the skinny ankle pant in navy is an important trend also for fall. and then one of my favorites. >> too cute. >> oxford shoes. colorblock. >> what would you call that? see-through or mesh? >> transparency. >> looks ready to go to college. not 11th grade. goodness gracious. >> exactly. >> awesome. excellent job. we have a teacher. why not? let's get a teacher in here. stacy is a first grade teacher. come on out, stacy.
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i feel like monty hall, calling out the guests. come on out. >> next contestant. here is stacy with actually two of her previous students. so, stacy is sporting a look that's menswear inspired. loving this jacket. from q mack, one of our exclusive brands at macy's. so the tailored boyfriend jacket over the little tiered skirt, loving the olive skirt here. little femme fergie stop underneath and floral print. >> fantastic. if you had to qualify this year's -- it's kind of classic, casual. >> absolutely. all about mix-and-match classics. with a modern twist. >> come on out, everybody. here we go. >> yea! the whole class. >> i'm telling you what. this is an honor roll right here. waiting to happen. top of the class. stephanie, thank you very much. appreciate it. thank all our lovely models did a great job. find all the fashions at macy's.
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>> welcome into "the mix." check it out. instagram put to good use. guy is on a bike ride, loses his phone. a group of skater kids find the phone. take to instagram. and watch this. >> we found your phone. >> we found your phone. >> we found your phone. >> call this phone. >> so they got the video. they took the video on the guy's phone. posted it on his own instagram site. figure's out he is missing his phone. goes on there, figures out that these kids have it. they tell him where to meet it. and they hand the phone over. just pretty cool kids. >> somebody walks by and says, those punks.
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they're good kids. not punks. >> really good kids. really creative. see huh they edited that. pretty nice. >> pretty cool. we've got another video that's probably on its way to going viral if it's not there already. we have seen a lot of funny routines on gym exercises people get into music and headphones. get a load of this guy. he's on an elliptical machine. >> oh, is he ever. >> work it. what did you say he was sensual? i would feel a little uncomfortable next to him. >> here it comes. >> what? what? oh. >> i'm too sexy. what is he listening to? >> the lady in the background isn't even flinching. doesn't even see him. >> not hearing you, la-la-la. jeff monk captured the random dance routine. he posted it. we do not know the guy's name. >> oh! >> wow. 25,000 views and counting. i'm sure that is going to go crazy after this. i love it. >> we keep watching this for the next two minutes of "the mix." >> i wonder if he'll be
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mortified. >> i don't think so he will be mortified. oh! >> i don't think so. what am i thinking? moving on to this reluctantly. this is a pretty cool picture we want to show you. a farm in new jersey. dale davis. his farm. decided he is trying to drum up a little interest in the governor's race in jersey, rather, excuse me in -- yes, in jersey. he's decided that -- he made a corn maze. you're actually looking at a corn maze of chris christie and his opponent, barbara buono, stony hills farm, he says so long as people pay, they can come walk the maze. did it in '08, elephant/donkey. he wants people to get interested in politics. >> amazing creation. >> pretty cool. i hate to say it, but i'm kind of happy about this story. there's a guy driving too slow in minnesota. gary lester of prairie, minnesota.
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this morning on "world news now" -- frightening allegations and terrifying images, new claims that the syrian regime attacked its own people with chemical weapons. a bizarre twist. the family of the man accused of kidnapping hannah anderson wants to find out if he is her father. also keeping your home and valuables safe when you're away. important tips on making your house burglar proof. a tweet from dr. phil sparking outrage. the controversial question he posed about sex assault and alcohol. it is thursday, august 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good thursday morning. we are beginning with new concerns about the use of chemical weapons in syria. the u.s. and other countries are demanding u.n. inspectors be
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allowed in to investigate. >> but the syrian government is denying any such attack ever took place. here's our chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz. >> reporter: the pictures are gut wrenching. the rebels fighting the regime say these are mothers, fathers, children, killed while they slept in their homes in a damascus suburb. they say the syrian regime fired rockets on its own people. rockets carrying poisonous gas, leaving the innocent convulsing, foaming at the mouth, suffocating. >> i would be very surprised if it turned out to be a fake. >> reporter: images are impossible to verify for certain and the assad regime denies the attack saying allegations are baseless. but we showed the pictures to a weapons expert. >> the only explanation i can really see to this is this looks like this fellow's nerves have been -- are being destroyed potentially by something like sarin. >> reporter: the white house said it is "deeply concerned."
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but the white house has said that before. almost a year to the day. president obama warning syria about crossing a red line. >> we have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in region that is a red line for us. >> reporter: but two months ago when the white house said the was convinced assad carried out a small-scale chemical attack, the red line seemed to blur. little was done in response. what is not debatable is the human toll. i want to show you some images -- thousands of families streaming out of syria, escaping the bloodshed. among them a child who will become the one millionth young syrian to flee. a sad milestone. martha raddatz, abc news, cairo. and there are new worries in egypt this morning. now that former president hosni mubarak is state be released after two years. the 885-year-old former leader
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is to be held under house arrest. many fear his release and last week's government crackdown may signal a return to the old regime. back here at home, some breaking news from san diego where bob filner reached tentative settlement with a former aide who accused him of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual advances. no word on whether filner's resignation is part of the deal. it will be considered friday by san diego city council. political insiders expect a special election campaign to begin as early as saturday. searchers in golden city, missouri, have found a body outside the town where a 12-year-old girl disappeared three days ago. friends say they last saw horton get into a vehicle at a park. the driver, bobby born jr. has been charge with her kidnapping. adriana's father said born worked for him. a positive id on the body could take another day. a new twist in the hannah anderson kidnapping case. the sister of the man who abducted anderson claims he could be hannah's father. she wants a paternity test.
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brett anderson insists he is hannah's real dad. as things get back to normal at that atlanta area elementary school where an employee heroically talked down a gunman. this morning we are learning how heroic she was. antoinette tuff confronted michael brandon hill as he brandished an ak-47 in the front office. called 911 stayed on the line and followed hill's orders and now we are hearing how deftly she reasoned with him. >> it's going to be all right, sweetie. i just want you to know that i love you, though, okay? and i'm proud of you. that's a good thing. we all go through something in life. >> hill had taken the gun from a friend's home carrying 500 round of ammunition. his family says he has a history of psychiatric issues and police told them he was off his medication. he told that to antoinette in
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the room together. >> the things she said trying to reach on a human level. calling him sweetheart the saying she loved him. she saved the day. just amazing. >> she did. >> to think he went outside firing shots at cops. she called him back in. >> yes. i mean. she put herself above everything. >> the she is the one that talked him into putting his guns down. talked him into getting down on the floor. during that 911 call, you can hear how she is talking to him. he says tell the cops to come in now. okay. we are going to do this nice and slow. he wants a drink of water. she is on the phone with the dispatcher. she just this whole thing. she gave him an outlet. all he wanted to do was have someone to listen to him. >> she reached him. >> she reached him somehow. yes. at the end of the phone call where she finally, i think, comes to realize what she had just been in. and she breaks down on the phone with the 911 dispatcher. >> just incredible. all praying for her and mr. people like antoinette.
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>> i'm sure she doesn't want anything. the keys to city and something. deserves a ribbon. >> she gives all the glory to god. through the whole thing praying to him. >> somehow not surprised. amazing. the u.s. forest service says the nation's top wildfire fighting agency says that it is running out of money to fight wildfires. more than 50 fires burning in the western states including yosemite national park. abc's brandi hitt joining us with more from los angeles with this. brandi. >> good morning, john, diana. as fire crews start gaining control over some wildfires out west there are new fires burning out of control and threatening hundreds of homes. >> reporter: this monster fire raging out of control near yosemite national park has burned more than 25 square miles. >> it's terrifying how unpredictable it is and how fast it is moving. >> it just breaks my heart. >> reporter: the rim fire is now threatening 2,000 california homes, hotels and campgrounds. julie tresser believes her home is already gone. >> a lot of memories. we've been up there, 15, 18 years. >> reporter: with nearly 50 large fires now burning out
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west, the national preparedness level has been raised to five. the highest level since 2008. in montana, some families have lost everything. >> this is no longer any good. antique stove. >> reporter: ron henderson's barn is gone, but his home was spared. in washington state, this fire near leavenworth tripled in size, threatening dozens of homes. >> a lot of fuel on the forest floor here. >> reporter: fire crews say the dry conditions in a drought year are fueling explosive wildfires. including the beaver creek fire in idaho. after scorching nearly 170 square miles, there is finally some good news thanks to higher humidity levels, firefighters believe they will soon have it contained. >> kind of laid down on the ground. it hasn't wanted to get in the crowns and run again. so -- we do feel pretty optimistic. >> the beaver creek fire and many others were sparked by lightning. and that is still a big concern.
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with red flag warnings extended here in california through this morning. john and diana? >> all right, take a look at the weather starting on the west coast. warm and clear for most of california. there will be some showers in the northwest. thunderstorms in the rockies. from the northern plains all the way into the northeast. rain and showers across the southeast and in texas. >> it's going to be 100 degrees for you in dallas. into the high 80s. miami into boston. temperatures also in the 80s up and down the west coast and around the great lakes. >> we throw the title hero around a lot in this case the title seems to be just right. >> the hero is 15-year-old michael shearer, doing work on a rural road in maryland the other day when he heard a crash. he ran to the scene and spotted a small fire under the vehicle and a mother screaming that her three children were inside that vehicle. >> well, my first main thoughts were to get them out of the car. the whole time i was doing that. i was -- that was the only thing i was thinking about was that fire and the amount of smoke that started spewing out of the
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car was getting ridiculous. i knew we was -- it was a race against time. >> great kid. right after they got out, all three kids safely, shearer said the whole front of the car went on fire. the driver and kids suffered minor injuries. >> oh, my gosh. i can't even imagine a situation like that. the fact that he was so calm. he realized there was a situation, problem. ran there, smoke, got to get the kids out. this is going to be bad. got them all out safely. that's when the whole thing erupted. >> he was doing chores in his mom's front yard. thank god he had some chores to do. if he wasn't there, totally different. >> true. coming up a former child star gets busted for dui once again. we're going to show you david cassidy's mug shot in the "skinny." first, keep your home and possessions out of the hands of thieves. getting ready for summer vacation, we have good tips to make sure your house stays safe. you're watching "world news now." ♪ know you're not alone because i'm going to make this place your home ♪ >> announcer: "world news now"
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thief somersaulting into a family home. the family was away from the house. as the crook stole $1,000 of electronics. police across the country tend to agree, august is hot season for burglaries from california to north carolina where four men ransacked a home. a family completely unaware. now, new ways to fight back from afar. even if nobody is home, you can still be watching from anywhere. using practically any device. so, tip number one. find a motion-activated camera like this one. it captured a burglar entering a home and immediately sent a video to the homeowner's cell phone. >> first thing i thought. oh, my god, is this really real? >> the fbi says most of the burglaries happen during the day. thieves making off with about $2,000 in loot each time. tip two, convince thieves someone is home. here is a new device, fake tv. >> it looks like someone must be home watching television.
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it has simple l.e.d. lights the manufacturer says mimic a television set. if the crook thinks someone is home, it is unlikely they will break in. that's exactly why lighting timers are a good idea. but you don't want the lights to turn on and off at the same time every day. so, tip number three. set multiple times for different days. to trick would of-be burglars. >> driving around paying attention to this looking to break into a home. they see this light going on at different times. make it difficult for somebody to pick your house. >> reporter: simple advice to protect your valuables in that treasured home. gio benitez, abc news, franklin lakes, new jersey. >> lots of tips, really. >> good tips. sitting here looking at somebody else's house. if that's your house see people running around it. my goodness. >> first of all, your heart drops. don't know what to do if you are 1,000 miles away. call the police? your neighbor? do you wait till they leave? get them while they're in there. the best tip, social media is so crazy. >> so true. i know where you're going with this.
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>> don't put anything on social media that you're going away. >> hey. >> wait until you get back. post it all on there at the same time. >> sad but true. yes. good advice. >> you never know whose neighbor's kid friend brother's friend happens to be connected to your facebook page. sees it and they're not so good. >> somebody you know. they do say that. >> or they're somehow connected to someone you know. >> right. >> when we come back, "the skinny," and dr. phil's controversial tweet. >> another dui for david cassidy and less-than-flattering mug shot. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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if that's you, say something. people -- people will listen. add your voice at... ok2talk.org all right. skinny time. this within's kind of a shame. david cassidy, partridge, good guy, pulled over for dui. >> hard time. >> i think it's the second one in three years. tmz got the goods on him. let's pull up his mug shot. not looking good there. the star was pulled over in upstate new york. faces felony charges. he had a previous dui in florida this is all according to tmz. 63 years old. arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
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this was in new york early outside of albany. he had his high beams on. cops pulled him over. they took his blood-alcohol, which was .10, higher than the state's legal limit of .08. faces felony drunk driving charges because of the dui he had in florida. posted $2,500 bail. due back to court in september. can i give you a little tidbit? almost a little funny. according to "the albany times union," the arresting officer's name was tom jones, what's new pussycat. and david cassidy heard the name and said "what's new pussycat?" >> is that what tipped off the cops maybe there is a problem? >> i don't know. here is something that garnered a whole lot of attention on social media and otherwise. dr. phil posted a question on his twitter account that a lot of people thought was inappropriate. the post basically said, if a
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girl is drunk, is it okay to have sex with her? reply yes or no to @dr.phil. a lot of people on twitter thought this was incredibly inappropriate, as i said. one person said dr. oz was saving lives today. dr. phil was trying to hook up with drunk girls. if a person is a misogynist, is it okay just to refer to him as dr. phil from now on? upset tweeters. dr. phil has the come out to say, in a statement, that this was taken way out of proportion. part of the statement says, "this tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a serious show topic which based upon a repeat news story, hence the accused label. a poll question, not a statement, not a joke. they insist we read the entire statement. we do not have time. see the statement on abc news.com. >> twitter, don't have a lot of room for context. you've got to be careful how you phrase stuff. maybe the best of intentions.
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>> i don't think he meant any harm, if you ask me. dr. phil is a very intelligent man. just poorly phrased. >> right. just came out too blunt in that one line. >> twitter has the -- unfortunately, that's what twitter is all about. >> right about that. dolly parton, expanding dollywood resort. wants to add a roller coaster. >> never been. have you been? >> never been. in the smoky mountains. been there a while. wants to also have a -- a resort and a part of a $300 million expansion. she wants to take it to the next level. and roller coaster. the big resort hotel. it's been her dream ever since she opened the park 28 years ago. going to start with the resort having 308 rooms. have front porches at the resort. how cool is that. front porches? >> i can deal with that. >> pretty cool. everybody in the lobby, greeted with lemonade in the summer. hot chocolate in the winter. >> nice. maybe that's where i need to go in the wintertime. really quickly. don't have a whole lot of time. james franco getting his own tv show, by the way called, i lost
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it -- i believe it is going to be called "james franco presents." >> franco. >> the life about franco. he life about franco.
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♪ so here's no secret. being sick is no fun. no one know that better than children with chronic illnesses who have to spend a whole lot of time in the hospital. >> for one day children at a california hospital were made to feel as though they could fly from a group of very special superheroes. and denise denoro of our los angeles station was there. >> reporter: look, up in the sky. superheroes scaling the walls outside mattel children's hospital at ucla. >> awesome. i'm loving this day. >> reporter: at birth, 13-year-old angel weighed a little over a pound.
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he received five organ transplants, he's had many setbacks, but he feels transformed. >> i'm a big superhero fan, all of them. >> reporter: 4-year-old abby carr of bakersfield has heart failure. her pulse is quickening at the sight of the caped crusader. >> because he is my favorite superhero. that's why. >> reporter: by day this spider-man, captain america and batman work for sundland window cleaning. the company is donating time and the costumes. wearing the mask means you have to think quick. kids have a lot of questions. >> who is the easiest guy to take down? >> hmm, the joker. >> the joker. >> reporter: when you are chronically ill it forces you grow up. the job of healing and recovery can be pretty intense when confined in a hospital for weeks even months. so a superhero distraction like this reminds kids that, well,
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they're just kids. >> there is research done on laugher and how it helps the body heal. watching the kids out here down and talking with the superheroes, i think that's exactly what was going on. >> reporter: little abby can't help but feel there is nothing she can't d i love to see her smile. >> abby didn't like that mom was facing the camera. mom, mom. >> therapeutic for kids and parents. >> yeah. >> that's wonderful. we want to tell you, next week, national dog day monday. we want to help you show off your best friend. theut p it should be a lot of fun. e-mail us at wnnfans.com. include your dog's name. your first name. your ciand >> think we are going to do sharing of our own when it comes >> i'm thinking about getting goti he had his n.
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good morning. i'm john muller. >> i'm diana perez. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." >> release of former president hosni mubarak from prison in egypt could cause more turmoil there. the prime minister ordered the 85-year-old mubarak held under house arrest. army private bradley manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after leaking documents to wikileaks. manning's lawyers say he will be eligible for parole in seven years. vice president biden's son beau expected to travel to delaware after being released from a hospital in houston. all we know about his treatment he is said to have undergone a successful procedure. and tennis star maria sharapova will not be playing in this year's u.s. open. she withdrew because of a right shoulder injury.
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sharapova played once on tour since wimbledon in june. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, august 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> hey, you know we have these little coconuts in front of us. >> throwback thursday. all things hawaii. >> back in 1959 of this week, hawaii became the 50th state. we'll have fun. >> have a little fun. first. >> pure rum. pure. >> little bit. >> doing good. >> ooh. loose. >> get your news on. >> let's do it. >> we begin this half-hour. return to the classes, students talking, an atlanta area school under siege earlier in the week. >> just released 911 tapes reveal just how dangerous the situation was inside of the school's office. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: it's a
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heart-stopping call to police. you can hear the sound of gunfire. >> i'm in the front office. ooh, he just went outside and started shooting. >> okay. >> he said to tell them to back off. he doesn't want the kids. he wants the police. so back off. and what else, sir? he says he don't care if he die, he don't have nothing to live for. and he said he's not mentally stable. >> reporter: antoinette tuff, the bookkeeper the gunman confronted in the front office, stayed on the phone with police after the bullets started flying. >> it was scary because i knew at that moment he was ready to take my life along with his. and if i didn't say the right thing that we all would be dead. >> reporter: she followed his orders. then she tried to get inside his head. >> do you want me to try. i can help you. you want to talk to them? you want me to talk to them and try? okay, but let me talk to them and let's see if we can work it
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out so you don't have to go away with them for a long time. >> reporter: she told him her story. >> you are going to be okay. i thought the same thing, you know i tried to commit suicide last year after my husband left me. but look at me now. i am still working and everything is okay. >> she promised to risk her own life to help him surrender safe whether i, and that's when he got on the ground and put the guns aside. >> it's going to be all right. sweetheart. i just want you to know that i love you okay. i am proud of you. a good thing that you have just given up. don't worry about it. we all go through something in life. >> reporter: this is where she buzzes the police in. >> stay on the ground. stay on the ground. this is where she breaks down. >> i have never been so scared in all of the days of my life. jesus. >> but you did great. >> oh, jesus. >> you did great. >> oh, god. >> police told us the 20-year-old michael brandon hill
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was carrying an ak-47 he took from a friend's home. his family explains he has a history of psychiatric issues, and police say he told them he was off his meds. an everyday person did something extraordinary. makes you recognize how easily school workers can set aside their owner use for everyone else's. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. now overseas to syria and claims that the government has used toxic gas to kill more than 100 people including women and children. rebels released graphic images of what they claim its the aftermath of the attack. the u.s. and other nations are demanding that u.n. experts in the country be granted access to the area where rebels say this all took place. the syrian government denies it used chemical weapons. here at home, a military judge at fort mead, maryland, handed down the stiffest punishment ever. army private bradley manning sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for leaking hundreds of thousand of classified documents to
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wikileaks. his lawyer says the 25-year-old will be eligible for parole in seven years. the former pope benedict has broken his silence since his resignation saying that god told him to resign. benedict describes a mystical experience in which god told him he should dedicate his life to prayer rather than pontiff. this contradicts the explanation he gave to cardinals back in february when he cited his physical weakness and advanced age. breaking news overnight from san diego where embattled mayor bob filner reached tentative settlement with a former aide accused hem of sexual harassment. no word if resignation is part of the deal. it will be considered friday by the san diego city council. some political insiders are already saying they expect a special election to begin saturday. the porn industry's trade association is calling for a work stoppage after an actor tested positive for hiv the free speech coalition didn't identify the actor but says the performer's sex partners are being tested. a spokesperson says the actor is not believed to
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have been infected on a film set and the moratorium will be lifted once the risk of further transmission has been eliminated. you may have heard the claims earlier this week about a new car being the safest ever made outperforming all other cars tested by the government. abc's betty lu went for a test ride in the tesla. >> reporter: the tesla-s, the cutting-edge electric car, known for his quick design, topping the charts for safety. five stars from the government beating out every other car, minivan or suv. the secret? its maker, elon musk. no engine in the front. watch what that means in this crash test. without an engine in front, there is a long crumple zone, a buffer. you can see driver and passenger are safe. very different than traditional cars like this 2011 nissan versa, a smaller vehicle with the engine in front. you can see the car crumples,
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impacting the driver's seat. since then, nissan has made upgrades, and the newest model has earned four stars. the tesla does cost over $70,000 and needs to be charged often. but the safety designs could impact all cars. >> tesla uses a unique structure where it layers the metal. that allows it to absorb the energy. >> hopefully in ten years, if things go really well, something close to majority of new cars made will be electric. >> for a guy used to turning dreams into reality, the dream of a safer ride may be a lot closer to reality. for abc news, betty lu, in new york. that out-of-control wildfire burning in yosemite national park is now only 5% contained. the fire has grown to more than 25 square miles threatening homes, hotels and camp buildings. while the area is remote, the blaze led to voluntary evacuation of several camps, two campgrounds and dozens of
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private homes. let's check the weather now. went be any rain, through yosemite area today unfortunately. will be north of there. storms over a big part of the nation. from the northeast through the midwest and planes and into the rockies. rain in the southeast. >> all right. 92, orlando. 89 in miami. reading, high 80s. boston all the way up to atlanta. be in the low 80s. around the great lakes. also in the northern plains. 80s. and also be 80s along the west coast. >> lots of 80s. >> lots of 80s. so often we see the aftermath of an act of nature, but not this time. this time we see a dramatic act an >> watch the trees as they disappear into a sinkhole. this is crazy. it's in louisiana in the bayou country. the water churns as the unseen
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sinkhole underneath it opens up on the bayou floor. >> a local emergency official says the sinkhole is still active and that it continues to grow. but he adds that homes aren't in any danger for now, of course. even so an evacuate i i would as soas p i don't carallo heaw.'t carallo >> look at that. >> i can't imagine living anywhere near that. apparently this is a sinkhole, growing, growing, there just hasn't been dramatic video like this where the >> s youtube it. >> watch this video. >> youtube it. coming up, the youngest player on the washington play plon the washington >> e thaliv first, the story parents should see. the social networking site kids are flocking to. some a mt fi new ♪ you can't hear me and all you're ever going to be is
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♪ all you're ever gonna be is mean ♪ ♪ why you got to be so mean now to a hot new website that has some parents and experts worried, ask.fm is a wildly popular social networking site that may be linked to teen suicide. >> abc's reporter has more on making it easier for teens to bully each other. >> reporter: social media sites like facebook, instagram and twitter are ubiquitous favorites for teens, they share photos, tips on homework or just plain gossip. now the latest place to share, ask.fm, a site where teens can post anonymously without the prying eyes of
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parents. molly cannon remembers the day she first logged on. >> it started off, ask me questions on my ask. >> reporter: molly says innocent questions turned into brutal verbal assaults. >> slowly got worse and worse. i definitely would be sitting in my bed and cry. >> reporter: she is not alone. in just the past year, 6.3 million visitors, many of them young teens have logged on to the site as a way to bond with other teens. but also opening themselves up to anonymous bullying. >> teens look at that as an opportunity to do things that they would never otherwise feel comfortable doing. >> reporter: the website which is also popular in europe has been mentioned in press reports in connection with at least 14 suicides in the uk and ireland. and here in the u.s., 16-year-old jessica lany's best friend said jessica took her own live after relentless online attacks. ask.fm users posting vicious
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messages like, drink bleach. go get cancer. go die. however, the local sheriff's office says neither they, her parents, boyfriend, or school district were aware of any bullying in her life. >> it is a dangerous thing for some teenagers to go on these sites because they are met with such hostility and such ugly statements. >> reporter: outraged parents are pressuring ask.fm for more accountability. and ask.fm is listening. in an open letter the company said, quote, we are committed to ensuring that our site is a safe environment. we have implemented various measures over the past months to continue to improve our users safety. abc news, new york. >> got to be aware of what your kids are doing. give them good advice. and tell them these people don't know you. you can't take anything they say serious. >> you have an upcoming tween. which has got to be frightening. >> exactly. i've got to make sure i talk to her about this. >> what's frightening to parent. you see something like that.
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myself included, i didn't even know this existed. >> same here. i am curious if she knows. she is 10. sure she does. >> you brought this up. facebook has become a lame thing people don't want to do an more. but there are so many things instead of facebook, instagram, vine videos, ask.fm. i had no idea. got to keep on top of this stuff. >> facebook is for geezers like us. >> got to stalk your kids on line. >> yeah, you do, kind of. sad but true. when we come back, some fun, little aloha. we're going to travel to hawaii. >> celebrating america's 50th state with a trip to the beach. stay with us. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ my hula skirt. >> this is really strong, by the way. >> yeah. >> this is my fifth
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>> dancing. >> little green guy in here. throwback thursday, going to hawaii. this week in 1959 it became america's 50th state. perfect climate and natural beauty. hawaii icing on the american cake. >> a lot we know about hawaii. a lot we don't. here are a couple fun facts we want to share with you about the aloha state. >> history -- hawaii the only state to honor a monarch, united hawaii as a single nation in 1810, forged hawaiian identity. however, his followers eventually killed the european explorer, captain james cook. >> native culture is strong in hawaii. the only american state to have two official languages. english and hawaiian, pigeon, samoan and tongan are spoken there. there are also no racial minorities in that state. >> very diverse. volcanic activity. five active volcanoes in the state. the busiest one, astronauts travel on the volcanoes,
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because they resemble the surface of the moon. >> that actually makes a little bit of sense. surfing was invented in hawaii by polynesians who settled there thousands of years ago. first surfboard weighed 150 pounds. ouch. they measured 20 feet. pretty huge. >> little boat. >> how they stayed on the water. >> how did they make the things? >> how did they not sink? >> 2,400 miles away from los angeles. it actually is the most southernmost american state. has its own time zone. does not observe daylight savings time. i'm jealous. i hate daylight savings time. >> i do, too. and who wouldn't want to vacation there. i know i want one. plenty of celebrities, oprah, clint eastwood, woody haralson. >> we'll get an invite. hawaii is the only state to grow coffee. because it has that tropical rain forest. kona coffee one of the most expensive.
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it's awesome. >> i've never had it. hula was originally a form of worship performed by highly trained men. hula means a dance on bended knee. >> hmm. hawaii captured the american imagination when it became a state. hollywood caught the fever in 1961 they released this movie. >> oh. ♪ feel the touch of your hand on mine ♪ ♪ >> skinny elvis presley. pretty cool, right. there he is. "blue hawaii." music comedy. critics didn't think too much of it. finished tenth at the box office. >> elvis was in it. in 1972, "the brady bunch" mike brady sent to the island to work on a construction project. and he was followed or allowed to take his family. remember this? >> i do, too. >> what do they call it? >> what?
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>> what? >> did he make that up? >> i don't know. the show aired three episodes centered on the hawaiian trip. introduced the american audience to all sights and wonders. >> remember dropping the popcorn in the woods and vincent price. >> yes, i do. >> man, oh, man. >> our hula skirts. you know you want to dance. >> i shouldn't be doing that. i'll stick to drinking my mai tai. tv theme music. when you hear it you will know what it is. i love this song. ♪ >> he is so cool. book 'em, dano. >> didn't they try to bring this back? >> yeah, they did. >> longest running police drama on tv until "law & order" 1968 to 1980. and of course, like i said, now it's back. a brand-new "hawaii five-o" is in its fourth season.
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>> nice time doing our little hawaii celebration. >> i did, too. dance. >> we'll be right back. >> what do you think? >> i need one. ♪ way up high hd-3
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he was not expected to live beyond his first birthday. only last year, lateef received a kidney transplant. what was that like to go through? >> hard. painful. you know, all that other stuff. >> reporter: lateef told make-a-wish he would like to meet his favorite player, robert griffin iii of the redskins. on lateef's big day, the team gives him a warm welcome, a contract and sweet signing bonus. >> pick out what you want. you can actually take two. >> reporter: it is off to the locker room while someone is sneaking in just to meet lateef. his hero. rg3. >> what's up, man? >> what's up? >> how you doing? >> they go from the lockers to the practice facility. the child who spent his first seven years fighting for his life finds himself throwing passes with his hero. >> you got a little arm on you, man. you might need to play quarterback.
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>> come here. >> reporter: then lateef called on to the field by the coach. >> we are going to run the sweep see if you can take it in the end zone. okay? >> reporter: lateef has a play to run. >> i'll meet you in the end zone. >> and it's a pitch to lateef brock. >> reporter: he spins through the redskins' defense. he can't be stopped. and scores. >> touchdown, lateef brock. >> reporter: the boy who survived so much, now healthier and more active. ready to run full out and into a brighter future. >> give me some up top. >> reporter: chris conley, abc new, los angeles. >> the kid's got game, for real. see how fast. >> he can run. he can catch. >> got through that hole like a pro. >> my favorite thing. goes through the whole thing. the guys are stumbling over themselves. falling all over. >> i think they were falling, he is so fast. lightning. >> they were. such a wonderful story. thanks chris conley. >> should have held out for a bigger signing bonus. his agents. get him on to the redskins. >> announcer: every day more americans choose abc news. america's number one news source.
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i can let them know that you have not tried to harm me or do anything with me or anything if you want to. but that doesn't make any difference. you didn't hurt anybody. >> this morning on "world news now," calm in the face of chaos. for the first time hearing how one brave woman helped talk down a man armed to the teeth inside a school. plus -- >> for whatever it's worth, we're still behind you out here, and i wanted you to know that you're in our prayers. >> insight into the unraveling of nixon's presidency. the fascinating tapes and the support he received in the midst of his downfall. then a back-to-school fashion show. we're going to show you some sharp clothes that will turn heads in the hallway this year. it's thursday, august 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez.
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>> good thursday morning, everybody. a day away from the magic day. friday. we are getting there. >> it is pretty magical, but not as magical as the weekend. >> no. >> any big plans for the weekend, by the way? >> no. i'm just going to chill out. one of the last weekends of summer, so just going to enjoy it. right? while we got it? >> i don't have any big plans. spend more time with the family. which is always nice. >> you have been traveling a lot. nice to relax. >> had a couple trips. nice to not do anything this weekend. >> good for you. should we pay the bills? >> let's do it. students returning to class this morning at a school near atlanta. newly released 911 tapes reveal the harrowing few moments when a gunman threatened their safety. >> we hear more from the hero bookkeeper who helped prevent a tragedy. abc's tahman bradley. good morning. >> reporter: you are about to hear what happened when the gunman stormed inside the elementary school, the terror and the heroic acts of one of the school workers. the frightening moments at the elementary school captured on the 911 call. >> ooh, he just went outside and started shooting.
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>> the voice of antoinette tuff, bookkeeper at mcnair academy in decatur, georgia, who bravely talked the shooter down as children rushed to safety. >> i can let them know that you have not tried to harm me or anything. but that doesn't make any difference. you didn't hit anybody. >> reporter: she even got personal with the gunman. >> don't feel bad baby, my husband left me after 33 years. >> reporter: police moved in and the man surrendered without incident. because of her heroics, no one was hurt. the suspect is 20-year-old michael brandon hill seen here in this chilling new photo. police say he showed up ready to kill. >> the weapon has been recovered. we do have it. it is an ak-47 type assault rifle. he had approximately 500 rounds of ammo with him and a couple magazines. >> reporter: hill has a history of mental health issues and a troubled past. he was arrested earlier this year for alleged terrorist threats and acts. his brother says it was only a matter of time before he went off. >> i had a feeling he was going
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to eventually one day do something stupid. but not this magnitude. >> reporter: police say the suspect has given them a statement. but they say they can't release it. hill is facing a number of charges including making terrorist threats and aggravated assault on a police officer. diana, john. >> thank you. really incredible. we talked about this earlier, she yesterday from everything we saw in her interviews, we just -- this woman is magnificent. unbelievable. >> calm, cool, collected. >> an angel. after hearing the 911 tapes even more profoundly affected by how amazing she is. >> at the end of the 911 tapes you hear how harrowing this was for her where she starts to break down and the relief in her voice. this is what i think is very interesting. aside from his brother we haven't heard anything about the parents. i don't know there were any parent figures in his life. there was a station able to talk to a woman who he lived with for several months in his late teens. only person that talked about his character outside of his brother who says this is out of character of michael. >> she said the same thing.
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>> she said the same thing. she thinks this was a plea for help. he was trying to get attention he needed help. he told antoinette, he was off his medication. >> let's hope he gets some help, and let's hope -- yeah, there's more people like that woman there to talk people down if they make mistakes. >> every single school across the united states and the world, for sure. moving on to syria and claims the government has used toxic gas to kill more than 100 people including women and children. rebels released graphic images of what they claim is the aftermath of the attack. the u.s. and other nations are demanding u.n. experts already in the country be granted access to the area where rebels say all of this took place. the syrian government denies it used chemical weapons. former egyptian president hosni mubarak won't be a free man when released from prison as early as today. the country's prime minister has ordered that the 85-year-old former leader be put under house arrest. it is not clear if that will be at home or at the hospital considering his frail health.
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the obama administration announcing a full review of all u.s. surveillance programs. many of those controversial programs were brought to light by nsa leaker edward snowden. a group of veteran security experts and former white house officials will report findings and offer recommendations by the end of the year. now, that announcement comes a day after nsa declassified three court opinions. it said they prove how the agency reports its own errors and is often rebuked for them. the army private who leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents to wikileaks has been handed the stiffest punishment ever for leaking government secrets to the media. a military judge, fort mead, maryland, sentencing bradley manning to 35 years in prison. the 25-year-old told lawyers this is just a stage in my life, and i will recover. manning's lawyers say he will be eligible for parole in seven years. now to another military courtroom, this one at fort hood, texas. the army psychologist on trial for killing 13 in a shooting
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rampage rested his case without mounting a defense. major nidal hasan never denied opening fire on his fellow soldiers in the 2009 rampage. yesterday when asked by the judge how he wished to proceed, hasan, who is acting as his own attorney, simply answered "the defense rests." the out-of-control wildfire burning in yosemite national park is 5% contained. the fire has grown to 25 square miles. it threatens homes, hotels, camp buildings. while the area is remote the blaze led to voluntary evacuation of several camps. at least two campgrounds and dozens of other private homes. vice president biden's son, beau, is expected to return home to delaware today after being released from the hospital in houston. there weren't many details right now about what kind of treatment he received. abc's jim avila has the story. >> reporter: beau biden was last seen in public monday night. eating dinner with his vice president father joe near the md anderson cancer center in houston. the vague statement from the vice president and his wife, "yesterday our son beau
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underwent a successful procedure. he is in great shape and is going to be discharged heading home to delaware." monday, his office said, the younger biden was undergoing tests after feeling weak and disoriented. biden narrowly escaped death as a child during a terrible traffic accident that killed his mother and sister. then he suffered a stroke three years ago and just this month emergency vehicles dispatched to his delaware home after a 911 call mentioned stroke again. vice president biden had a brain aneurysm himself at age 35. he is with his son. the president called joe biden to wish his son well. but the only word from beau himself came on his twitter account. quote, touched by all your well wishes. thank you. jim avila, abc news, the white house. a german tourist attacked by a shark off hawaii has died. the 20-year-old woman snorkeling when the shark bit her right arm off. that happened a week ago. she had been on life support ever since. hawaii officials plan to spend
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two years studying tiger shark movements around maui amid a spike in shark attacks. dozens of sixth grade girls in northeast kansas recovering from a scare yesterday when their school bus overturned. the girls from a private school in kansas city, missouri, were headed to a campout when their bus slid off the connecting ramp. 8 of the 30 girls who were on board were injured, but none of the injuries are considered serious. this next story is either amazing or amazingly stupid. we'll let you decide. happened yesterday in the skies over england. >> that's where a pair of 9-year-old cousins became the youngest formation wing walkers and third generation of their families to wing walk on those very same planes which are owned by their grandfather. >> the girls called it really fun and really windy. we guess that is understandable. she said it was a once in a lifetime experience. oh, those poor girls. >> i don't think so. >> hopefully it is a once once-in-a-lifetime experience. >> never again. coming up, before you hit the mall, we're going to help you do planning for good old back-to-school outfits. our "world news now" back to
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school fashion show is coming up. first, turning back time. we're going to listen in on president nixon's phone calls as his presidency was crumbling. you are watching "world news now." ♪ in our hour of pain ♪ tricky dickey from yorba linda ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance.
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♪ tricky dickey from yorba linda ♪ ♪ tricky dickey from yorba linda ♪ 40 years ago this summer, richard nixon's presidency was unraveling and for the first time we are hearing a final batch of secret audiotapes that led to his fall. >> on those tapes we hear the phone calls he received after his first major national address on the watergate scandal. among them calls from two future presidents. abc's john donvan has been listening. >> reporter: april 30th, 1973. >> good evening. >> reporter: a night richard nixon needed friends. and then -- >> hello? mr. president? >> reporter: a call from a future president, ronald reagan. the secret phone recording system kicks in. >> hello, ron, how are you? >> good. fine. and how are you? >> not so good, really. 16 months before the end. nixon announced resignations of close aides implicated in
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watergate. sacrificed to save him. reagan says -- >> for whatever it's worth, we're still behind you out here and i wanted you to know that you're in our prayers. >> reporter: nixon comes back with a compliment. >> i so appreciate your calling and give my greatest love to nancy. how'd you ever marry such a pretty girl? good god! >> i'm lucky. >> you're lucky. as i was lucky. >> reporter: then another future president calls. >> george bush is on the phone. >> hello? hello? >> mr. president? >> that's h.w. bush. he had seen the speech, too. >> i really was proud of you, and my golly, i know it was tough and i just wanted to tell you that. >> reporter: this time nixon sounds anxious to wrap up. >> this is going to come through good. >> okay, boy. >> a lot of people are rooting for you. >> all right, boy. how good of you to call. >> reporter: the tapes would spell the end of nixon in office despite what ronald reagan said when they wrapped up that night. >> ron, it's damn nice of you to call. >> this, too, shall pass. >> reporter: it did not.
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john donvan, abc news, washington. >> amazing, hearing the tapes knowing what is eventually going to happen. he is in the middle of it. thinking he can save himself. that speech was on april 30th, 1973, and he resigned on august 8th, 1974. still a little over a year to go. year and a half to go from that moment. >> i'm sure after all of that. he thought maybe i am in the clear. >> yes. exhale. but no. >> not at all. also, hearing tiny snippets of this. this apparently posted by the national archives and records administration, 340 hours long. >> i still to this day wonder why in the world were the tapes in existence? would you want those tapes? apparently he knew about them. >> he knew about them. >> 700 hours remain sealed for national security reasons. in the national archives. >> over 1,000 hours of recorded conversations we have. somewhere. >> tapes under the desk. if there are, please turn them off. >> still to come, a "world news now" catwalk. >> hmm. we're going to make a back-to-school shopping spree a little easier with some cool new fashions from macy's.
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and ahead in our next half hour, there's still a few weeks left for summer vacation. leaving your home unattended can be stressful. we have good tips to burglar-proof your house. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. co
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♪ back back to school ♪ back back to school ♪ it is that time of year millions of kids across the country ready to hit the books, but first they will be hitting the stores. this morning a glimpse of some of the hottest back-to-school trends we can expect to see in the classroom this year. joining us macy's vice president, fashion director, stephanie nielhausen. stephanie, welcome back to the show. my daughter going into fifth grade. went shopping for her school clothes today. this is the perfect segment. everybody around the country is doing it. we have a little show. gus from first grade. our first model. let's bring him out.
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>> come on out. >> tell us all about what he is wearing. come on out, gus. don't be shy. come on out. come on out. you look great. >> doesn't he? >> i like the sneakers a lot. >> loving the sneakers. >> tell us about it. >> absolutely. gus is representing one of the most important trends for fall. it's about utility. it's about camouflage. it's about cargo pocket details and utility details. so, to your point, loving his little top sneakers. >> give it to me. i will wear it. >> cargo pants from epic threads as well as his little t-shirt. >> very cool. those big pockets are awesome. >> buffalo jacket. the big pockets and cotton coating. >> too cool, too cool for school. i'm telling you what. >> that's what i was going to say. you stole my words. >> gus, you are out of here. very nice. you look great. >> look great. >> sydney next. going into third grade. come on out, sydney. hey, how cute. >> so sydney is looking rocker chic. >> she is. like a motorcycle girl. >> absolutely. here the trend is all about
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leather or pleather in this case. luxurious look of leather, right? >> right. >> so again, we're loving her moto jacket. the fun detail, the ruffle idea. mixed media skirt. denim with little leather. peeking out. then she is ready to take her jacket off. guess what's on the back? the lace. >> nice. >> isn't that great? lace overlay. it's all about fabric mixing. >> sydney, a great model. professional moves here. >> absolutely. also about the pop of red. thank you so much, sydney. >> she's working it. we have tave next. come on out. going into sixth grade. tell us about tave. >> absolutely. tave also is actually sporting the utility look. >> cool look. >> yeah, we love it. here we have a jacket from levi's in camouflage, distressed denim. also a shirt from nike. can you open your jacket a little bit, tave? the metallic letters. then converse sneakers. >> some converse. the outfit i was wearing way
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back when going into sixth grade. >> funny you say that. we say this is the look for celebrities, musicians and also middle schoolers. right. >> there you go. >> thank you, tave. >> thank you, appreciate it. next up we have brianna, going into 11th grade. come on out, brianna. very beautiful. look at brianna. tell us about her. >> absolutely. so brianna is sporting a look from mason jules, one of our exclusive brands at macy's. here it's all about print and pattern mixing. loving this colorblock sweater over a dot knit tee. and then the skinny ankle pant in navy is an important trend also for fall. and then one of my favorites. >> too cute. >> oxford shoes. colorblock. >> what would you call that? see-through or mesh? >> yes, absolute transparency. cool, right? >> looks ready to go to college. not 11th grade. goodness gracious. >> exactly. >> awesome. excellent job. we have a teacher. why not? let's get a teacher in here. stacy is a first grade teacher. come on out, stacy. i feel like monty hall, calling out the guests.
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come on out. >> exactly, the next contestant. here is stacy with actually two of her previous students. so, stacy is sporting a look that's menswear inspired. loving this jacket. from q mack, one of our exclusive brands at macy's. so the tailored boyfriend jacket over the little tiered skirt, loving the olive skirt here. a little femme flirty top underneath and floral print. >> fantastic. if you had to qualify this year's -- it's kind of classic, casual. what would come to mind to you? >> absolutely. all about mix-and-match classics. with a modern twist. >> come on out, everybody. here we go. >> yea! the whole class. >> i'm telling you what. this is an honor roll right here. waiting to happen. >> i agree. >> top of the class. >> stephanie, thank you very much. appreciate it. thank all our lovely models did
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a great job. find all the fashions at macy's. you are watching "world news now," everybody. ♪ find all the fashions at macy's. you are watching "world news now," everybody. ♪
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>> welcome into "the mix." check ut. welcome into "the mix." check it out. instagram put to good use. guy is on a bike ride, loses his phone. a group of skater kids find the phone. and take to instagram. and watch this. >> we found your phone. >> we found your phone. >> we found your phone. >> call this phone. >> so they got the video. they took the video on the guy's phone. posted it on his own instagram site. figure's out he is missing his phone. goes on there, figures out that these kids have it. they tell him where to meet him after he calls the phone, and they hand the phone over. just pretty cool kids. >> somebody walks by and says, those punks.
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they're good kids. not punks. >> really good kids. really creative. did you see how they edited that all together? pretty nice. >> pretty cool. we've got another video that's probably on its way to going viral if it's not there already. we have seen a lot of funny routines on gym exercises people get into music and headphones. get a load of this guy. he's on an elliptical machine. >> oh, is he ever. >> work it. what did you say, he was a little sensual? i would feel a little uncomfortable next to him. >> here it comes. >> what? what? oh! >> i'm too sexy. what is he listening to? it's got to be that, right? >> the lady in the background isn't even flinching. doesn't even see him. >> not hearing you, la-la-la. jeff monk captured the random dance routine. he posted it. we do not know the guy's name. >> oh! >> wow. 25,000 views and counting. i'm sure that is going to go crazy after this. i love it. >> we keep watching this for the next two minutes of "the mix." >> you wonder if he'll be mortified when he finds out he's
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a sensation. >> i don't think he'll be mortified. oh! >> i don't think so. what am i thinking? moving on to this reluctantly. this is a pretty cool picture we want to show you. a farm in new jersey. dale davis. his farm. decided he is trying to drum up a little interest in the governor's race in jersey, rather, excuse me in -- yes, in the governor's race out in jersey. he's decided that -- he made a corn maze. >> that's amazing. >> you're actually looking at a corn maze of chris christie and his opponent, barbara buono, stony hills farm, he says so long as people pay, they can come walk the maze. he did this back in '08 with an elephant and a donkey. he wants people to get interested in politics. >> amazing creation. >> pretty cool. i hate to say it, but i'm kind of happy about this story. there's a guy driving too slow in minnesota. his name is gary of lester prairie, minnesota. >> poor guy. >> well, the court of appeals upheld what the police said. you are driving too slow. putting everybody else at risk.
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this morning on "world news now" -- frightening allegations and terrifying images, new claims that the syrian regime attacked its own people with chemical weapons. a bizarre twist. a case filled with questions. the family of the man accused of kidnapping hannah anderson wants to find out if he is her father. also keeping your home and valuables safe when you're away. important tips on making your house burglar proof. and a short-lived tweet from dr. phil sparking outrage. the controversial question he posed about sex assault and alcohol. it is thursday, august 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good thursday morning. we are beginning with new concerns about the use of chemical weapons in syria. the u.s. and other countries are demanding u.n. inspectors be
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allowed in to investigate. >> but the syrian government is denying any such attack ever took place. here's our chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz. >> reporter: the pictures are gut wrenching. the rebels fighting the regime say these are mothers, fathers, children, killed while they slept in their homes in a damascus suburb. they say the syrian regime fired rockets on its own people. rockets carrying poisonous gas, leaving the innocent convulsing, foaming at the mouth, suffocating. >> i would be very surprised if it turned out to be a fake. >> reporter: images are impossible to verify for certain and the assad regime denies the attack saying allegations are baseless. but we showed the pictures to a weapons expert. >> the only explanation i can really see to this is this looks like this fellow's nerves have been -- are being destroyed potentially by something like sarin.
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>> reporter: the white house said it is "deeply concerned." but the white house has said that before. almost a year to the day. president obama warning syria about crossing a red line. >> we have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the region that that's a red line for us. >> reporter: but two months ago when the white house said the was convinced assad carried out a small-scale chemical attack, the red line seemed to blur. little was done in response. what is not debatable is the human toll. i want to show you some images -- thousands of families streaming out of syria, escaping the bloodshed. among them a child who will become the one millionth young syrian to flee. a sad milestone. martha raddatz, abc news, cairo. and there are new worries in egypt this morning. now that former president hosni mubarak is set to be released from prison after two years.
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the 85-year-old former leader is to be held under house arrest. many fear his release and last week's government crackdown may signal a return to the old regime. back here at home, some breaking news from san diego where embattled mayor bob filner has reached a tentative settlement with a former aide who accused him of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual advances. there's no word on whether filner's resignation is part of that deal. it will be considered friday by san diego city council. some political insiders are already saying they expect a special election campaign to begin as early as saturday. searchers in golden city, missouri, have found a body outside the town where a 12-year-old girl disappeared three days ago. friends say they last saw adrianna horton get into a vehicle at a park. the driver, bobby born jr. has been charge with her kidnapping. adrianna's father said bourn worked for him. a positive id on the body could take another day. a new twist in the hannah anderson kidnapping case. the sister of the man who abducted anderson claims he could be hannah's father. she wants a paternity test. brett anderson insists he is hannah's real dad.
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and a family spokesperson says neither he nor hannah's mom met james dimaggio until she was six months pregnant with hannah. as things get back to normal at that atlanta area elementary school where an employee heroically talked down a gunman. this morning we are learning how heroic she really was. antoinette tuff confronted 20-year-old michael brandon hill as he brandished an ak-47 in the front office. called 911 stayed on the line as she followed hill's records, and we are now hearing how deftally she reasoned with him. >> it's going to be all right, sweetheart. i just want you to know that i love you, though, okay? and i'm proud of you. that's a good thing. we all go through something in life. >> hill had taken the gun from a friend's home and was carrying 500 rounds of ammunition. his family says he has a history of psychiatric issues and police told them he was off his medication. he also told that to antoinette while they were in that room together. >> the things she said trying to
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him, just trying to reach on a human level. calling him sweetheart, saying she loved him. she saved the day. just amazing. >> she did. >> to think he went outside firing shots at cops. she called him back in. >> yes. she called him back in. >> she put herself above everything. >> the she is the one that talked him into putting his guns down. talked him into getting down on the floor. during that 911 call, you can hear how she is talking to him. he says tell the cops to come in now. she said okay, we are going to do this nice and slow. he wants a drink of water. she is on the phone with the dispatcher. she just this whole thing. she gave him an outlet. all he wanted to do apparently was to have someone to listen to him. >> she reached him. >> she reached him somehow. yes. at the end of the phone call where she finally, i think, comes to realize what she had just been in. and she breaks down on the phone with the 911 dispatcher. >> just incredible. >> yeah. so we're all praying for her and for more people like antoinette. >> i'm sure she doesn't want anything. the keys to city and something. deserves a ribbon.
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>> she gives all the glory to god. through the whole thing praying to him. >> somehow not surprised. >> amazing. the u.s. forest service says the nation's top wildfire fighting agency says that it is running out of money to fight wildfires. more than 50 fires burning in the western states including one in yosemite national park. abc's brandi hitt joining us with more from los angeles with this. brandi. >> good morning, john, diana. just as fire crews start gaining control over some of the wildfires here out west, there are new fires now burning out of control and threatening hundreds of homes. >> reporter: this monster fire raging out of control near yosemite national park has burned more than 25 square miles. >> it's terrifying how unpredictable it is and how fast it is moving. >> it just breaks my heart. >> reporter: the rim fire is now threatening 2,000 california homes, hotels and campgrounds. julie tresser believes her home is already gone. >> a lot of memories. we've been up there, 15, 18 years. >> reporter: with nearly 50 large fires now burning out
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west, the national preparedness level has been raised to five. the highest level since 2008. in montana, some families have lost everything. >> this is no longer any good. antique stove. >> reporter: ron henderson's barn is gone, but his home was spared. in washington state, this fire near leavenworth tripled in size, threatening dozens of homes. >> a lot of fuel on the forest floor here. >> reporter: fire crews say the dry conditions in a drought year are fueling explosive wildfires. including the beaver creek fire in idaho. after scorching nearly 170 square miles, there is finally some good news thanks to higher humidity levels, firefighters believe they will soon have it contained. >> kind of laid down on the ground. it hasn't wanted to get in the crowns and run again. so -- we do feel pretty optimistic. >> the beaver creek fire and many others were sparked by lightning. and that is still a big concern.
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with red flag warnings extended here in california through this morning. john and diana? >> all right, take a look at the weather starting on the west coast. warm and clear for most of california. there will be some showers in the northwest. thunderstorms in the rockies. from the northern plains all the way into the northeast. rain and showers across the southeast and in texas. >> it's going to be 100 degrees for you in dallas. into the high 80s. from miami up to boston. temperatures also in the 80s up and down the west coast and around the great lakes. >> we throw the title hero around a lot, but in this case the title seems to be just right. >> the hero is 15-year-old michael shearer, doing work on a rural road in maryland the other day when he heard a crash. he ran to the scene and spotted a small fire under the vehicle and a mother screaming that her three children were inside that vehicle. >> well, my first main thoughts were to get them out of the car. the whole time i was doing that. i was -- that was the only thing i was thinking about was that fire and the amount of smoke that started spewing out of the car was getting ridiculous.
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i knew we was -- it was a race against time. >> great kid. right after they got out, all three kids safely, shearer said the whole front of the car went on fire. the driver and kids suffered minor injuries. >> oh, my gosh. i can't even imagine a situation like that. the fact that he was so calm. he realized there was a situation. there was a problem. ran there, smoke, got to get the kids out. this is going to be bad. got them all out safely. that's when the whole thing erupted. >> he was doing chores in his mom's front yard. thank god he had some chores to do. if he wasn't there, totally different. >> true. coming up a former child star gets busted for dui once again. we're going to show you david cassidy's mug shot in the "skinny." first, keep your home and possessions out of the hands of thieves. if you're getting ready for an end-of-summer vacation, we have good tips to make sure your house stays safe. you're watching "world news now." ♪ know you're not alone because i'm going to make this place your home ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united
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teenage thief somersaulting into a family home. the family was away from the house. as the crook stole $1,000 of electronics. police across the country tend to agree, august is hot season for burglaries from california to north carolina where four men ransacked a home. a family completely unaware. now, new ways to fight back from afar. even if nobody is home, you can still be watching from anywhere. using practically any device. so, tip number one. find a motion-activated camera like this one. it captured a burglar entering a home and immediately sent a video to the homeowner's cell phone. >> the first thing i thought is, oh, my god, is this really real? >> the fbi says most of the burglaries happen during the day. thieves making off with about $2,000 in loot each time. tip two, convince thieves someone is home. here's a new device called fake tv. >> it looks like someone must be
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home watching television. it has simple l.e.d. lights the manufacturer says mimic a television set. if the crook thinks someone is home, it is unlikely they will break in. that's exactly why lighting timers are a good idea. but you don't want the lights to turn on and off at the same time every day. so, tip number three. set multiple times for different days. to trick would-be burglars. >> driving around paying attention to this looking to break into a home. they see this light going on at different times. make it difficult for somebody to pick your house. >> reporter: simple advice to protect your valuables in that treasured home. gio benitez, abc news, franklin lakes, new jersey. >> lots of tips, really. >> good tips. sitting here looking at somebody else's house. if that's your house and you see these people running around in it, my goodness. >> first of all, your heart drops. don't know what to do if you are 1,000 miles away. call the police? your neighbor? do you wait till they leave? get them while they're in there. i think the best tip that i've ever heard, now that social media is so crazy --
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>> so true. i know where you're going with this. >> don't put anything on social media that you're going away. >> hey. >> wait until you get back. post it all on there at the same time. >> sad but true. yes. good advice. >> you never know whose neighbor's kid's friend's brother's friend happens to be connected to your facebook page. sees it and they're not so good. >> somebody you know. they do say that. >> or they're somehow connected to someone you know. >> right. >> when we come back, "the skinny," and dr. phil's controversial tweet. >> another dui for david cassidy and less-than-flattering mug shot. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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if that's you, say something. people -- people will listen. add your voice at... ok2talk.org ♪ skinny so skinny all right. skinny time. this one's kind of a shame. david cassidy, partridge, good guy, pulled over for dui. >> hard time. >> i think it's the second one in three years. tmz got the goods on him. let's pull up his mug shot. not looking good there. the star was pulled over in upstate new york. he faces felony charges for this one because he had a previous
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dui in florida. this is all according to tmz. 63 years old. arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. this was in new york early outside of albany. he had his high beams on. cops pulled him over to say what's up in the high beams? they took his blood-alcohol, which was .10, higher than the state's legal limit of .08. faces felony drunk driving charges because of the dui he had in florida. posted $2,500 bail. due back to court in september. can i give you a little tidbit? almost a little funny. according to "the albany times union," the arresting officer's name was tom jones, as in "what's new, pussy cat?" and david cassidy heard the name and said "what's new pussycat?" >> is that what tipped off the cops maybe there is a problem? >> i don't know. here is something that garnered a whole lot of attention on social media and otherwise. dr. phil posted a question on his twitter account that a lot of people thought was inappropriate.
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the post basically said, there you have it, if a girl is drunk, is it okay to have sex with her? reply yes or no to @drphil. a lot of people on twitter thought this was incredibly inappropriate, as i said. one person said dr. oz was saving lives today. dr. phil was trying to hook up with drunk girls. if a person is a misogynist, is it okay just to refer to him as dr. phil from now on? very upset tweeters. dr. phil has the come out to say, in a statement, that this was taken way out of proportion. part of the statement says, "this tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic which based upon a recent news story, hence the accused label. a poll question, not a statement, not a joke." they insist we read the entire statement. we do not have time. see the statement on abc news.com. >> twitter, don't have a lot of room for context. you've got to be careful how you phrase stuff. maybe the best of intentions. >> i don't think he meant any harm, if you ask me.
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dr. phil, i believe, is a very intelligent man. i think it was poorly phrased. >> right. just came out too blunt in that one line. >> twitter has the -- unfortunately, that's what twitter is all about. >> you're right about that. dolly parton, expanding dollywood resort. sounds really cool. she wants to add a new roller coaster. >> never been. have you been? >> never been. in the smoky mountains. been there a while. she also wants to have a resort and a part of a $300 million expansion. she wants to take it to the next level. and roller coaster. the big resort hotel. it's been her dream ever since she opened the park 28 years ago. going to start with the resort having 308 rooms. they're going to have front porches at the resort. how cool is that. front porches? >> i can deal with that. >> pretty cool. everybody in the lobby, greeted with lemonade in the summer. hot chocolate in the winter. >> oerk, nice. maybe that's where i need to go in the wintertime. >> something downhome. really quickly. don't have a whole lot of time. james franco getting his own tv show, by the way called, i lost it -- i believe it is going to be called "james franco
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presents." >> franco. >> the life about franco. be called "james franco presents." >> franco. >> the life about franco. he life about franco.
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♪ ♪ so here's no secret. being sick is no fun. no one knows that better than children with chronic illnesses who have to spend a whole lot of time in the hospital. >> for one day children at a california hospital were made to feel as though they could fly from a group of very special superheroes. our los angeles station was there. >> reporter: look, up in the sky. superheroes scaling the walls outside mattel children's hospital at ucla. >> awesome. i'm loving this day. >> reporter: at birth, 13-year-old angel weighed a little over a pound. he received five organ
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transplants, he's had many setbacks, but he feels transformed. >> i'm a big superhero fan. i love all of them. >> reporter: 4-year-old abby carr of bakersfield has heart failure. her pulse is quickening at the sight of the caped crusader. >> because he is my favorite superhero. that's why. >> reporter: by day this spider-man, captain america and batman work for sundland window cleaning. the company is donating time and the costumes. wearing the mask means you have to think quick. kids have a lot of questions. >> who is the easiest guy to take down? >> hmm, the joker. >> the joker. >> reporter: when you are chronically ill it forces you to grow up. the job of healing and recovery can be pretty intense when you're confined in a hospital for weeks, even months. so a superhero distraction like this reminds kids that, well,
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they're just kids. >> there's research that's been done on laughter and how it helps the body heal. watching the kids out here today, smiling, jumping up and down and talking with the help bufeelnthi she can't do. it's really good. i love to see her smile. >> abby didn't like that mom was facing the camera. mom, mom. facing the camera. mom, mom. >> therapeutic for kids and fantastic, right? >> that's wonderful. we want to tellt we want to help >> send us the cutest pictures ogssend us the cutest pictures we'll shre he e-mail us at wnnfans.com. include your dog's name. your first name. your city and state. >> think we are going to do sharing of our own when it comes to the dogs is >> i'm thinking about getting one.
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making news in america this morning, political unrest. it's shaping up to be another contentious day in egypt, as the country's former leader could be released from jail at any moment. we're in washington with the latest. back to class where a gunman opened fire. as the wild 911 call to police. >> i'm in the front office. ooh, he just went outside and started shooting. >> this morning, a new look at what was happening amid that chaos. water and trees swallowed into a slurry. dramatic video showing the furious force of nature. and these sunbathers get quite the surprise when something strange comes ashore.

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